The table below looks at the statistics for Automation Testing skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Automation Testing over the 3 months to 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Automation Testing
Rank 66 73 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -14
Contract jobs citing Automation Testing 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.60% 0.48% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.64% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
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£263 £265 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.94% -44.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
666 778 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 66.93% 74.95% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 401 244
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £362
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +3.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 15
Average hourly rate £21.55 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £16.00 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £180.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-2.58% -3.12%

Automation Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Automation Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Automation Testing
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Automation Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Automation Testing Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

Automation Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) JIRA
2 5 (55.56%) Selenium
3 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
6 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 1 (11.11%) System Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (11.11%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
6 1 (11.11%) Test Management
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (11.11%) WCF
6 1 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
6 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
6 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
6 1 (11.11%) MS Project

Automation Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading region citing Automation Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Automation Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Project
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) JIRA
1 5 (55.56%) Selenium
2 4 (44.44%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Tester
4 1 (11.11%) Web Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Web Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) UAT Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) WCF
2 1 (11.11%) WPF
2 1 (11.11%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Scrum
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Software Testing
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Usability Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) System Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C#
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) IBM